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Northeast/Irving Office

1500 NE Irving Street, Suite 110

Portland, OR 97232

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I have spent the past 17 years honing my skills in service, sales and management.  I left a successful career in the world of corporate software sales to pursue a calling that I was passionate about, helping people in the world of residential real estate. A people person, I am motivated by my work ethic, integrity, helping others and exceeding expectations. My personal drive to do right by people coupled with my personal experience in real estate investing led me to my career as a real estate broker, helping clients sell and buy homes in the Portland Metro area. I work with a wide variety of clients including first time home buyers, investors, growing families, downsizers, city slickers and those relocating in or out of the Portland area.

Hailing from New Jersey and along the way calling Santa Barbara, Aspen and Chicago home, I moved to Portland in 2006 in my quest to find the perfect place to live. Portland attracted me for its quality of life infused with a mix of outdoors, city and culture; all the while nestled in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. I am infectiously passionate about contributing to my community and ensuring my clients find the good things that life in Oregon has to offer. My philosophy is to understand your situation, priorities and goals to ensure I can be a valuable advisor committed to your success as a home seller or buyer.

To our partnership I will bring an unlimited amount of energy to work tirelessly on your behalf, knowledge of the Portland market to ensure you are making the right decision, a team of experts by my side, experience in managing the many moving pieces of a sales process to ensure a smooth transaction and the ability to think outside the box to make things happen when you just need a little extra something.

 

Achievements and Designations include:

  • Bachelor of Arts from the University of California, Santa Barbara
  • Licensed real estate broker in the state of Oregon
  • Member of the Portland Metropolitan Association of Realtors (PMAR)
  • Diamond Member of PMAR’s Master Circle
  • Leadership committee member for Young Professional Network (YPN) of PMAR
  • Relocation Certified agent for the Hasson Company, Realtors
  • 2014 & 2015 Hasson Company Top Producer
 
Languages
  • Polish

Kim was such a pleasure to work with. We were not only new to the area but relocating from out of state. Kim was very honest and always concerned about how we felt about the homes we looked at. She was honest about neighborhood's, as far as value, safety, appreciation and overall fit for our family. We felt comfortable voicing all of our concerns and she was always very understanding. If in the future we decide to move, there would be zero hesitation on our part to contact Kim. She is professional, honest, efficient and timely (as well as her assistant, Rebecca). We are very thankful that we had such an amazing experience.

— Gissell R.

1908 Portland classic loved it immediately! Asked Kim to get me inside to see it, and then the odyssey began. The house was in bankruptcy, being sold as is, with tenants. Add to that my own financing requirements and we had a recipe for a real estate twilight zone. The only way that we got this house was Kim Borcherding! She got the contractors that were required to make mandatory repairs. She maintained a full court press on the listing agent, to make sure this transaction was not relegated to the realm of real estate limbo. Kim was honest and forthcoming about what was going on, and where the deal was going. Throughout the entire process Kim told us we could walk away if we felt something was wrong, or seemed out of place. Most importantly however, she kept her cool and steered us straight into homeowner ship. My family is now living in the house of our dreams because of Kim Borcherding!

— Shawn S.

Kim has represented my family in both buying and selling properties. Like a lot of people we have many friends and acquaintances that are realtors but Kim is the best. She is open and approachable (we first met her just as a neighbor watching Oaks Park fireworks). Kim does a lot of work upfront with extensive research and comps which she patiently reviewed with us so we could make informed decisions. In one case we were selling a much loved but older home which ended up with a phonebook size inspection report of things that needed to be fixed. Kim made sure that neither we nor the buyer freaked out and continued negotiations to overcome all obstacles and found a way to make us and the buyer feel good about getting back on track and closing the deal. Kim loves her work and brings a lot of knowledge to the table. There are many decisions throughout these transactions and Kim patiently went through each option. List price, counteroffers, repairs, and when some deals on the surface looked best, she had us look at the whole picture and how the contingencies might really impact us. We also had help from her and her team to get bids on work, meet up with contractors, and finalize repairs. You may think selling a property in a sellers market can be done by any realtor but if you want to get the highest and best offers you need Kim and her team. If you want to buy in a sellers market you need Kim and her team to get the best price and close the deal.

— Cherie B.

Kim was an excellent choice to help us find and purchase our first home. She did a great job helping us narrow down our choices and locations, ultimately finding a home that was a perfect fit. Kim has a great approach to the home buying process and I will definitely use her for any future transactions.

— Brett A.

Kim was very helpful helping me find and close my new home. In a very competitive market, I found a dream home and was under contract in one weekend. I relocated from Denver, and was not in town to complete the entire home buying process. After I found the home, Kim met with inspectors and contractors in my place. I was able to close early. It was the simplest and least stressful home buying experience I have ever had. Kim is great at her job and it is obvious that she enjoys her work.

— Becky M.

We were extremely satisfied with the level of professionalism and knowledge that Kim brought to our home purchase experience. She was highly recommended to us by a friend and for good reason. Going into our home search we were intimidated by hearing stories of how competitive the Portland housing market has been. However, due to Kim's knowledge and experience our home purchase was surprisingly easy. She did her due diligence and ensured that our interests were protected. I highly recommend her to anyone looking to buy or sell a home.

— Chris & Teresa

My husband and I decided this was the year we were going to buy our first home. We were very nervous about how the whole process was going to go, but from the first meeting with Kim, we knew we had someone on our side fighting for us and making sure we were well informed in this process we had never experienced. We especially loved how committed Kim was to helping us realize our dreams. She was so hardworking and accommodated our hectic schedules with ease. But the best part about Kim is that she is incredibly friendly and was such a pleasure to hang out with during this super stressful process, she made us feel comfortable and happy the whole way through.

— Hannah L.

I can't imagine our house hunting process without Kim. We were new in town and confused about best neighborhoods, market, processes, among others. Kim was very professional, easy to reach and fast in responding any questions we had. She had great knowledge about the market, guided us very well and dedicated a lot of time with us to make sure we found the perfect house...and always with a big smile. I would definitely contact her again in the future.

— Catalina G.

Kim helped me through relocating from another state. Not only was she knowledgeable about the area, but she was able to help me navigate my relocation package. She was able to help with realistic expectations of what to expect in the current market. Not only did she help me buy the house I wanted, but she has followed up and checked in after even after the transaction.

— Amanda Z.

I would highly recommend Kim Borcherding to anyone. Kim gave an honest assessment and practical advice on how to sell our home. In addition, to our "to-do" list, she offered recommendations on professionals that ready made our home ready to sell. To top it off, we had an our first offers within a week. In summary our house sold and closed in about a month. Kim gave us up to date data on the market and gave great advice how to sell and for how much. Kim made what could have been an excruciating process into one that we look back on with huge smiles.

— Frances H.

Going into the first out of state real estate purchase we were very apprehensive. We have always worked with agents and brokers we know personally so working with an unknown company and an assigned agent felt like a blind date. To our great relief Kim turned out to be the consummate representative of our best interests, advising us on the area and the market, communicating with sellers and deftly handling all inspectors and other service providers. We enjoyed our short time working together and will enthusiastically recommend Kim to our friends and colleagues.

— John B.

Kim is far and away THE most phenomenal realtor. I was out of state and she took care of every detail for me from start to finish. She has resources for everything, from arranging clothing donations, suggesting movers, painters, and stagers to fixing door locks and replacing light bulbs. She personally oversaw the packing, moving and storage of my entire household. She is a wonderful communicator, calling me often if there was a question or a problem. When I saw the final photographs online I almost didn't recognize my condo! Ultimately, it was sold for thousands over asking price, thanks to Kim. I can't recommend her highly enough.

— Gayle B.

Kim is an incredibly attentive, thoughtful and and professional real estate broker. It was an absolute pleasure to work with her, and I can honestly say this transaction couldn't have been completed without her expert assistance. Despite being a first time buyer, Kim made the process clear, manageable and efficient. She was always available, and worked to make sure that no detail was overlooked. Because of Kim, I'm now the proud owner of my dream home 30 days after touring it with her. I can't recommend Kim highly enough.

— Drew F.

From start to finish, Kim did an outstanding job of making sure everything was right for us. She listened to our wants/limitations and found the perfect fit on our second showing. Kim remained a part of our team throughout the negotiation, financing and move-in process. The gift basket waiting for our family on our first night in our new home summed up the experience with Kim; it was all about us, never her. I would highly recommend Kim to anyone in the market to buy or sell a home. Brooks N.

— Brooks N.

I can't say enough good things about Kim. She is amazing!! Kim from my first meeting was very professional, yet one of the most personable people that I have ever met. I entered the condo buying process for the first time and was quite nervous about the whole process. Kim was great at easing my worries and getting me started. Kim began the search for me, listening closely to what I was looking for. With her skill and knowledge I put in my first offer which quickly became my first condo. She made the buying process stress free and fun! Kim truly cares about people and making a difference in their lives. She is a true professional and one of the hardest working people that I have ever met. I will highly recommend Kim to everyone that I meet for years to come! Thank you Kim!!! Client- Debra H.

— Client- Debra H.

Kim is the consummate professional. She is attentive to client concerns and responds timely, accurately, and completely. We were under a very short time frame to buy a house, and Kim was ready, willing, and able to make it all happen in the short time frame. She went far above and beyond to negotiate on our behalf, to see that our needs and wants were met, and to help us out in all ways she could. Since we were moving from out of state, she helped us out with the details and logistics of not only buying the home but making and completing arrangements for the move. One of Kim's strongest traits is communication - she is great at it! . Her knowledge of the market, the neighborhoods in Portland and the home selling/buying process is off the charts awesome. The entire time, we felt as if we were her only clients. Kim invested a great deal of time and effort into making our home purchase and our move to Portland an easy transition. We could not be happier with her ideas, suggestions, and efforts! We recommend her without reservation.

— Alexander K.

Hard worker! Kim did an exceptional job working with my husband and I. We each had different needs and wants. She helped us communicate and bridge this gap to get us the perfect house! We really appreciated her hard work!!

— Steph G.

Kim Is AWESOME! She was a champ at getting me into any house that I was excited about, even on short notice. We have three small children and Kim was so great with them and always helped keep them entertained. Kim was very thorough and an amazing communicator, she always kept us in the loop and very informed. We highly recommend her services!

— Heidi M.

In one word: Amazing. But that's not enough. Kim is helpful, insightful, punctual, persistent, tolerant, patient and aggressive when necessary. When our first offer failed Kim didn't let us wallow - she had us out searching three days later and we found a bigger and better home. Kim then researched comparable sales and saved us $20,000 on the price. Kim's organizational skills kept the paperwork flowing. Kim's tight relationship with our mortgage broker ensured that the lines of communication were always open. That great organization and communication eventually made it possible to close a week and 1/2 early. We're grateful for Kim's efficiency, expertise & optimism. I highly recommend Kim Borcherding.

— Libby D

It’s about quality over quantity. At Hasson, we take tremendous pride in associating only with agents who epitomize the service, communication and professionalism that our company is known for. The agents and the company are dependent upon each other to achieve the greatest success.

— Mike Hasson, President & Owner

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10/19/2017 - andrew flwtcher3

Sold a Single Family home in 2017 for approximately $700K in Hosford-Abernethy, Portland, OR.

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"In short, Kim is simply the best. Knowledgeable, diligent, intuitive, compassionate, dedicated and incredibly hard working. I’ve collaborated with her multiple times now, as both a buyer and a seller, and there’s a reason myself, and many others, seek out Kim’s professional approach. She simplifies the process, offers expert advice, is always one step ahead, and brings a personal touch that matters in what can be an emotional transaction.

Selling or buyer a home can be challenging. This decision is not. Kim is the woman for the job."

— andrew flwtcher3

09/17/2017 - acubitt123

Bought a home in 2017 in Portland, OR.

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"Kim is an exceptional agent and anyone would be lucky to work with her. We bought our home in a multiple bid situation and won it because of her negotiating and personal skills without paying more than other offers! She is easy going and friendly, but also manages to stay 2 steps ahead of everyone and works hard to make sure her clients get exactly what they want. I don't believe you could find a better caliber agent."

— acubitt123

09/13/2017 - zuser20170506174155980

Bought a Single Family home in 2017 for approximately $675K in Portland, OR.

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"Kim is great at all aspects of the home buying process, but in particular she shines as a deal maker, especially in competitive situations. If you want to make sure you get the house you want, at the best price possible, she is a great agent to choose.

In addition, she is fast, responsive, knows the market and knows many of the local agents."

— zuser20170506174155980

08/07/2017 - Leah Kennedy

Bought a Single Family home in 2017 for approximately $325K in Milwaukie, OR.

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"I have purchased a few homes in my past but this one was by far the easiest! Kim and her assistant Rebecca handled all of the details. They explained everything, every step of the way.
I would highly recommend Kim to anyone considering purchasing a home in the Portland area! She and her team are top notch!!"

— Leah Kennedy

08/04/2017 - JaimenSfetko

Bought a Single Family home in 2017 for approximately $550K in King, Portland, OR.

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"Kim is 100% the best in the business. We were just moving to Portland from Brooklyn and had no idea what we were doing! On the first househunting trip, Kim compiled listings from all over the Portland area that were our style and price range and gave us a tour of the entire city. She literally knew every street, coffee shop, place to dine and the vibe of the neighborhood which was so useful because we knew nothing! By the end of the first day we knew the neighborhoods we liked and were able to narrow our focus. Without that quick knowledge, I'm scared we would have easily picked the wrong neighborhood.

We ended up putting in FOUR different offers in this highly-competitive market but finally got the house of our dreams in Alberta. Kim knew what to do to win sellers over and how to write a compelling offer. She also walked us through every home and talked us through repairs, what was feasible, etc. We didn't know the contractors market here but she knew it so well that she was able to help us budget (time and money) for repairs on the fly at each house we looked at so we could determine if it was truly in our budget or not.

We actually were able to meet the sellers of our home and asked them, after they received EIGHTEEN offers on the home and ours was not the highest bid, why did they choose us? They said it was because we wrote a great offer overall and because their broker really liked our broker. So we truly have Kim to thank!!"

— JaimenSfetko

06/27/2017 - Patrick Newton

Bought a Single Family home in 2017 for approximately $825K in Arbor Lodge, Portland, OR.

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"I have worked with Kim for several years and I am so grateful she is my Realtor. I consider Kim a consultant and friend. She is professional, strategic, knowledgeable, competitive and really fun to work with. There has been so many occasions of her going above and beyond e.g. coaching me on how to make one of my homes a successful/profitable rental, successfully navigating a very complex sale/contract process and providing a myriad of available resources i.e. contractors, designers, photographers, painters etc. Not only is Kim a phenomenal business person she is an all-around great human being who dedicates a tremendous amount of time giving back to the community. Kim is the best!"

— Patrick Newton

04/14/2017 - kareyg22

Bought a Single Family home in 2017 for approximately $325K in Hillsboro, OR.

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"I cannot say enough good things about Kim! She was referred from a friend, and from the very beginning, it was great to work with her. My husband and I had a couple of false starts in our journey of buying a house, and Kim was supportive the whole time.
Communication is key in this process and Kim is a consummate professional. Not only is she great dealing with a zillion questions from a first time home buyer, but she always responds to questions or requests very promptly.
She is also considerably knowledgeable about markets in all of the many areas we were looking.
In addition, she had great relationships already established with many of the selling agents we dealt with.
She is encouraging and a good listener, but she also gives honest feedback.
Really, working with Kim is like working with a good friend- you feel taken care of and relaxed because you know she is always working with your best interest at heart.
We give Kim our highest recommendation!"

— kareyg22

04/06/2017 - jeanbjones

Bought a Single Family home in 2017 for approximately $475K in South Tabor, Portland, OR.

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"I found Kim to be very competent. I felt she really had our best interests at heart. I found her to be very truthful and honest. I also was impressed by her team and the inspectors that she works with. She works very hard to bring a closing to fruition and is very much on top of her game. I would highly recommend her and would definitely trust and work with her again.

jbj"

— jeanbjones

03/31/2017 - plantmindedherbs

Bought and sold a Single Family home in 2017 for approximately $475K in South Tabor, Portland, OR.

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"I met Kim on the morning of Portland’s worst snow storm in recent history. Warm and welcoming, I immediately felt a shelter from the storm. Kim’s level of organization and knowledge helped guide me through the home buying process. Under her guidance I was able to purchase my dream home on the first try. She remained by my side through the entire closing process, my advocate in the tumultuous world of home inspections and 24 hour deadlines. Even more, her familiarity with the inspectors and contractors have proven incredibly useful and worthy. Kim’s communication is direct and she has remained available to me long since the closing of my home. Even now, I continue to receive sweet notes, check ins, and suggestions to Portland’s best eateries. I know Kim is an ally in my new city, and she can be that for you, too."

— plantmindedherbs

03/23/2017 - atrolez

Bought a Single Family home in 2015 for approximately $800K in Richmond, Portland, OR.

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"We really loved working with Kim! She brings high energy, enthusiasm & dedication to everything she touches. She guided us through our 1st home buying experience with ease. Kim has a vast knowledge of Portland & the market. She was very patient with us as we searched for our perfect home. I'll never forget that 10:30pm call from Kim when we were tasked with giving our "best & final offer". Kim predicted we'd be within $5k of the couple we competed with & she was spot on. We ended up in a home we love & have Kim to thank for closing the deal! "

— atrolez

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